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Dell Technologies (DELL) Outpaces Stock Market Gains: What You Should Know

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In the latest trading session, Dell Technologies (DELL) closed at $49.05, marking a +1.28% move from the previous day. This change outpaced the S&P 500's 1.21% gain on the day. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 0.97%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq added 1.35%.

Coming into today, shares of the computer and technology services provider had lost 15.61% in the past month. In that same time, the Computer and Technology sector lost 3.41%, while the S&P 500 lost 3.6%.

Wall Street will be looking for positivity from DELL as it approaches its next earnings report date. This is expected to be August 29, 2019. In that report, analysts expect DELL to post earnings of $1.45 per share. This would mark a year-over-year decline of 19.89%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $23.37 billion, up 1.88% from the prior-year quarter.

For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of $6.32 per share and revenue of $93.60 billion, which would represent changes of -53.53% and +3.29%, respectively, from the prior year.

It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for DELL. These revisions help to show the ever-changing nature of near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.

Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. To benefit from this, we have developed the Zacks Rank, a proprietary model which takes these estimate changes into account and provides an actionable rating system.

The Zacks Rank system, which ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell), has an impressive outside-audited track record of outperformance, with #1 stocks generating an average annual return of +25% since 1988. The Zacks Consensus EPS estimate has moved 0.57% lower within the past month. DELL is currently a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).

In terms of valuation, DELL is currently trading at a Forward P/E ratio of 7.66. This represents a discount compared to its industry's average Forward P/E of 19.59.

Investors should also note that DELL has a PEG ratio of 0.64 right now. The PEG ratio is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but this metric also takes the company's expected earnings growth rate into account. The Computers - IT Services industry currently had an average PEG ratio of 1.66 as of yesterday's close.

The Computers - IT Services industry is part of the Computer and Technology sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 78, which puts it in the top 31% of all 250+ industries.

The Zacks Industry Rank gauges the strength of our individual industry groups by measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the groups. Our research shows that the top 50% rated industries outperform the bottom half by a factor of 2 to 1.

Make sure to utilize Zacks. Com to follow all of these stock-moving metrics, and more, in the coming trading sessions.

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